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Poster: John A. Date: Sep 14, 2002 2:50pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: New Website

The old site performed flawlessly. This one is full of surprises. Why were the extensions on the files changed to "php"? What was wrong with keeping them as they were. The search function is nice but has not made up for other quirks associated with the new site. Any ideas for improvement????

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Sep 15, 2002 12:45am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Website

Let's see if we can find a solution. First of all, what operating system are you using?

Next, what happens if you click here?

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Poster: John A. Date: Sep 15, 2002 6:46am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Website

Netscape 4.79 cannot "Reply" to a post. Error 400 "Bad Request" occurs every time. I switched to IE5.5 snd this works. Application /x-octet-stream file 07806a comes up when I 'click here'. There appears to be alot of bugs in this site. MSWIN 98 is operating system.

This post was modified by John A. on 2002-09-15 13:46:30

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Sep 15, 2002 1:53am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Website

The new Web site looks nice but is a little disappointing. The full list page, which I loved to browse, is gone. And those bandwidth hog animated gif's should only be on the page for the individual film. The search utility is ok, but it needs tweaking - for example searches for "atomic power" and "atomic energy" produced different results, with "atomic energy" getting titles that should have been under "atomic test" but were not. Still, this is a great site!

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Poster: John A. Date: Sep 15, 2002 7:25am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Website

I am in total agreement. Telephone is missing from
the search index. Many Bell System films are therefore not easy to find. Radio is missing from the search index, and many of these films are likewise not found. The animated gifs are annoying and cause the page to load slowly. Also, one cannot directly download; they must first look at the scenes page before they can download. This wastes much time.

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Poster: Midwestkel Date: Sep 16, 2002 2:42am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Website

Guys .php extensions are better then the .html or .htm whatever it was before. PHP is server side and is much faster then HTML. The site looks nice and always with a new site there is change thats why you make a new site, change if it wasnt any different than whats the point. I like the site.

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Poster: John A. Date: Sep 16, 2002 1:59pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Website

The problem with .php is that after you download
it, you do not neccessarily know which type it really
was that you downloaded. It was not html but identified
exactly the type of file; mpeg2, avi(MPEG4), or presently
a new format, mpeg1 (DVD). I do not believe the speed
of downloading is attributal to the suffix, only the size
of the file. In my mind the old (exact) file spec.
was better. Also, the current download shows only
"download" while the old site gave a number to each
file. This was easier to sort and index.

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Poster: JasonW Date: Dec 3, 2002 12:29am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: New Website

I was annoyed by the download.php file problem from the browser too, so now I always use an FTP program to get the files instead. I get to the movie detail page and fold my cursor over the Download Movie lik for the file I want (in my case MPEG2) and see the file number (e.g. 00895a.mpg). I then simply navigate with my FTP program to the directory for the movies (e.g. ftp://ftp.archive.org/pub/movies/prelinger/mpeg2/) and download the file from there.